Sunday, October 22, 2017

BY INVITATION ONLY - Reprise

International Blog Party


you remember, I'm certain, if you've been reading my blog for some long period of time, that we once had a series called

By Invitation Only

almost 2 years ago, after 5 years of running this monthly series, I decided it had run it's course.

and like the re-make of a great movie, or a new recording of a song, and so on, the incredible

D. A. Wolf  (aka Wolfie)
has taken the mantle and reprised the series.

TODAY IS OUR 1st POST
continuing monthly as before
many many many of the ladies are back with us and many new bloggers are being invited.

Wolfie decided on the topic of the beginning of 
FALL HOLIDAY SEASON & HALLOWEEN
like a
COSTUME PARTY !!!

ahhhh, costume parties....
those were the days, weren't they?
one year my husband and I went as a Mississippi River Boat Gambler & A Dance Hall Girl.
we won 1st prize!

when my 2 children were young we always had
 BIG HUGE HALLOWEEN PARTIES,
every kid won a prize, because they all deserved it.
most scary, most terrific, most awesome, most fun,
& on & on.

my time for costumes is pretty much over, 
as now everyday my life is like a costume party.  
I absolutely have no idea what's coming next.

vis-a-vis what's coming next, 
let me tell you about last Monday's dinner date...

retired plastic surgeon living in Houston, age appropriate,
talked many times on the phone, knew he was very smart,
had been married 3 times ( !!!! ), daughter living out of state,
someone I knew would be ok to go out with, or
with whom I would be safe to go out.
anyway.
he's gonna pick me up at my building, drives up in a new 4-door
Mercedes, I go outside to meet him.
he tells me it took him a long time to get to my place as he had come from the medical center which is pretty far away (Houston is BIG), and the traffic was terrible, so what does he do:  he tells me he thought we would go to Benji's, also across town????
I said maybe we should go somewhere closer since he had to fight traffic, and he lives back by the Medical Center.
So we went 2 blocks away, I could walk home.
to a lovely restaurant called Masraff's



he seemed ok with that.
he liked the look of the place.

then.
the waiter came, asked me what I would like to drink, I said a heavy bodied Merlot or Bordeaux.
the gentleman ordered tequila on the rocks.
the waiter asked me to taste the red wine, which I did and it was wonderful and I told the waiter so.
the gentleman said, "she would have said that to anything you
brought."


SERIOUSLY?

the man then launched into an interrogation, asking
me how I felt about this & that, nothing about himself or me.
just esoteric questions, designed to entrap me, I think.
in other words if I didn't agree with his hypothesis, I would be out.

I ordered a bowl of Chicken Vegetable Soup & a tiny
Spinach Salad, He ordered like Oysters Rockefeller & Risotto.

more questions.
more statements.
Image result for bowl of chicken soup photo


soup came, it was delicious and I said so, he asked if he could have a taste.  of course, he could.
ladies, he ate 75% of my soup, all of his oysters,
then he ate 90% of my salad and cancelled his risotto saying he had had enough to eat.

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during dinner he explained how he used to do sex change operations (men to women) as it is impossible to do the reverse
(woman to man), I told him that was TMI, made a time-out
signal and changed the subject.
then he asked me how old I was, I asked how old do you think I am?  he said, "remember I'm a plastic surgeon."

about this point my brain unlocked and I knew this was not meant to be; I really wanted to leave, but decorum prevailed & I stayed.


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during this entire ordeal HE had no clue he had been a tad inappropriate.  Really, he didn't.  

then when the check came he said, "this was expensive!"
I said, how much?
$99.00

enough enough enough
he brought me home, I walked my little Maltese and made
scrambled eggs for dinner as I was starving !!!

Of course, I'm completely off-topic for today's
BY INVITATION ONLY
but I thought you guys might get a giggle out of this story.
in fact, I think I have enough material for a book.

Big congratulations and thanks to
D.A. "Wolfie" Wolf
for putting BIO back together.

please hop over to her place
DAILY PLATE OF CRAZY
and see who else is participating today.

you know we all love our readers !!


HOUSTON ASTROS TO THE WORLD SERIES
WooHoo
after ALL the devastation Houston suffered from the
hurricane it's good to have our teams doing well.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

GIVEAWAY = LITTLE FASHIONISTA DRESSES FOR THE LITTLE ONES.


Long Sleeve Dress Girl Christmas Dress 2016 Autumn Winter Floral Print Toddler Girl Dresses Kids Clothes Children Dress with Bag


Baby Girls Dress Striped Princess Dress Children Clothes 2017 Brand Autumn Animal Applique Kids Dresses for Girls Tunic Jersey
You guys are gonna LOVE THIS !!!

giveaway 
a dress of their choice & size

click on the LITTLE FASHIONISTA DRESSES page link above
& look at all of them.

all sizes, all styles are available

take a look & leave a comment





Girl Dress Princess Costume 2017 Brand Long Sleeve Christmas Dresses Kids Clothes Rose Flower Robe Fille Rapunzel Children Dress


Contest ENDS MONDAY MORNING

please leave your email address in your comment if I won't have it otherwise

Thursday, October 19, 2017

GIVEAWAY = LITTLE FASHIONISTA DRESS, your choice

Baby Girls Dress Striped Princess Dress Children Clothes 2017 Brand Autumn Animal Applique Kids Dresses for Girls Tunic Jersey
You guys are gonna LOVE THIS !!!

giveaway 
a dress of their choice & size

click on the LITTLE FASHIONISTA DRESSES page link above
& look at all of them.

all sizes, all styles are available

take a look & leave a comment





Girl Dress Princess Costume 2017 Brand Long Sleeve Christmas Dresses Kids Clothes Rose Flower Robe Fille Rapunzel Children Dress


Contest ENDS MONDAY MORNING

please leave your email address in your comment if I won't have it otherwise

Layers to LOVE

& Other Stories Wool & Mohair Blend Long Coat, Striped Dress and High Shaft Leather Boots

& of course,
DOGS !!!

just a quick note, I went to a style trend symposium yesterday,
and was informed the COLOR of the season is this
FOREST GREEN of the coat above.

showing it paired with NAVY BLUE was 
SO NEW-LOOKING to me,
as I've always be a monochromatic girl.
but I loved it!


the image below is wonderful for our young girls,
but TAKE FROM THIS the BRIGHT BOOTIE.
no, not with the white socks,
but tights,
& voila, we have a splendid look for almost any age.

& Other Stories Boiled Wool Jumper, Turtleneck Top, Frill Leather Skirt and Neon Sock Boots



& this one below
IT'S ALL ABOUT VELVET this season.
I know we all have MANY ITEMS IN THE CLOSET IN VELVET.
get them out, brush them up, and WEAR IT !!
EVEN SHOES

& Other Stories Wool & Mohair Blend Long Coat, Striped Dress and High Shaft Leather Boots



& of course, I have all sorts of layering items for sale
PASHMINAS, RUANAS, SCARVES.
take a peek from the Page Links just under my header.
getting LOTS LOTS LOTS MORE IN EVERY DAY

FALL BOX OF LUXURY
will be shipped tomorrow, Friday 10/20

they are beautiful and I'm so proud of what I created for you guys 
8 lovely items, they can be ALL YOURS, or separated & given as gifts !!

& I'm wondering why I'm not getting comments like I used to get?
any ideas?

maybe it's my  content ???

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Holiday Pillow Covers

every single shop I've gone into has 
HOLIDAY
EVERYWHERE.

below is the newest find for my shop !!!
I love love love it

same size, same price as all the others
you can view them all at the PAGE LINK below my
header
Deer Holiday Pillow Covers

just scroll up and click


I just received word that one of my deceased husband's
college & lifetime friends has passed away.
the man was beloved by everyone, and
one of the most sterling people I've ever known.
He had a wonderful life, filled with love and success,
friends everywhere and a wife devoted to his care in recent years.

this is hard.

when we wake up and realize our own mortality it is time to be nice to everyone we know, all of our friends and family, and to forgive them for any infraction, no matter how horrid, as
the Lord would want us to do.

I'm very very sad today.




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ALSO

WE ARE CURATING A 
CHRISTMAS BOX
 RIGHT NOW.

IT WILL BE ABOUT $50

maybe including

2 holiday pillow covers
holiday room spray petite
2 holiday tea towels
100% Silk Sleeping Mask


please let me know what you think?
like? & why
dislike?  & why


can't do this without you !!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Contemporary

Pisa Ruched Plaid Midi Dress




harking back to Donna Karen's glory days
this wonderful dress is
at such a great price IF you like it you must click on over to check it out.

& I'm sure you know Donna's new gig is
URBAN ZEN

Embroidered Velvet Tassel-Tie Tunic


her collection is found here, even SALE,

this particular top, above is black velvet with gold embroidery
& is a show-stopper piece, as it should be at $3995.00.

but go to BG & look at the sale pieces if this is slightly above
your price range, as it is mine.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ahhhh, She's Got THE Look !!!


the IT GIRL of the moment, GiGi Hadid,
is wearing the most wonderful outfit.

anyway I think it's the most wonderful outfit
& I would wear it exactly as it's shown.
seriously !

& don't you love that we have lace & patterned hosiery again?

CHANEL, of course ....




Gigi Hadid stars in Vogue Paris' March issue

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LUXURY BOX - $450 Value for $150, 8 items SOLD OUT COMPLETELY

Marsha's/Splenderosa's
2017 Fall Box of Luxury


18" Strand Freshwater Cultured Baroque Pearls
approximately 10mm
retail value about $150




Large, 2 Ply Genuine Pashmina
96.5" long x 45" wide
made of the ultimate sheep wool
 beautifully wrapped
retail value $198

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JUST ADDED A 'PASHMINA SHAWL' PAGE
SO IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS SHAWL
OR 5 OTHER STYLES/COLORS @ $75.00,
PLEASE CLICK ON THAT PAGE ABOVE.
had a lot of interest from my readers, so now they are all there.





 Kristy Woodson Harvey's 
Newest Book
"SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE"
given to us by Kristy herself !!!

isn't this just completely awesome of Kristy?
it's the way of us bloggers, each one of us tries to help our
buddies.  

priceless 





Vintage Vogue Magazine Cover
covers will vary, dependent upon availability
11" x 15" suitable for framing
retail value about $40+


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& some major girl stuff:

Mario Badescu Cult Favorite
& something I, personally, LOVE.
it's on my dressing table, in my carry-on,
I use it every single day to spray my face once all my
makeup is applied.

Rose Spray for the Face
simply awesome
travel size, 2 oz
retail value $5.00




Sephora Pot of Night-time Facial Gel 
enough for about 1 week of use
retail value $4.00
there are many variations but I chose "ORCHIDEE"
as it had 100% good reviews by users.
the gel becomes watery creamy on your skin






Creme MAKE-UP, BRONZER & CONCEALER 
15 colors in a great traveling BOX
with brush
retail value $35



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100 %  Silk Washable Puffy Sleeping Mask 
brilliant for travelling
retail value $20

Semi-Precious

Princess Girls Dress Long Sleeve 2017 Autumn Brand Children Christmas Dress with Bag Printed Kids Dresses for Girls Clothing

we finally received our jewelry order today,
and once I checked, it looks like we 
have ONLY 4 pair of this beautiful dangle left as they were mostly pre-sold.

$89.
shipping gratis to USA & Canada

dainty dangles of 14k Gold Filled
Aquamarine Faceted Pears
Iolite Rectangle Dangle

they are beautiful,
but once sold they are gone for maybe 4=6 months
as this vendor is very small and doesn't make huge quantities
link on left sidebar for payment



don't forget to check out all our merchandise by clicking on the 
PAGE LINKS
just under the header


&
CLICK HERE to see contents of our LUXURY FALL BOX, almost fully sold out


& NEW TO OUR BLOG

LITTLE GIRL'S DRESSES

PAGE LINK UP TOP UNDER HEADER.
YOU WILL D.I.E. 
they are SO wonderful !!!
order now or we will be sold out for certain.


xx's